Motorists plunged into chaos after crash

THOUSANDS of motorists were plunged into traffic chaos today after a crash closed part of the A14 on the outskirts of Ipswich.Two vehicles collided on the Ipswich-bound carriageway near the Seven Hills interchange causing huge tailbacks.

THOUSANDS of motorists were plunged into traffic chaos today after a crash closed part of the A14 on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Two vehicles collided on the Ipswich-bound carriageway near the Seven Hills interchange causing huge tailbacks.

A black Renault Clio car overturned in the accident at 7.15am after being in collision with a Red Peugeot 405. No-one was injured.

The crash caused tailbacks as far as Kirton and also added to the congestion in Ipswich, with traffic still suffering in the St Augustine's area because of the roadworks.

The remainder of the east of Ipswich was clogged up with many drivers taking an hour to get into the town after leaving the A14.

One motorist Chris Ozanne, who was caught up in the gridlock, said: “It's an absolute nightmare.”

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Earlier today a woman died when her car left a west Suffolk road and is believed to have careered into a ditch.

The victim, who has not been named by police, was the second female to die on the county's roads in two days.

A member of the public alerted police to, what is thought to have been a single vehicle accident, just before 4.30am today.

The tragedy occurred on the road between Walsham-le-Willows and the A143 at Ixworth at the Langham junction.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said the woman, who is thought to be local, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three fire crews were called to attend by police, who also asked for an ambulance crew to go to the scene.

However there was nothing they could do to save the woman.

Police warned the road was likely to be shut for several hours.

Another young woman died after her car left the road and collided with a tree on Saturday.

The victim, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened along the B1106 between Brandon and Elvedon.

Police were called to the incident by a passing motorist. On arrival, they discovered the victim was still in her car, which was upside down in a wooded area, about half a mile out of Brandon along the Bury Road.

A spokesman for Suffolk police confirmed the woman, who is from the Hockwold area in Norfolk, had died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash, which took place at around 7.50am.

Elsewhere a car ended up on its roof today when it crashed on the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the A14 near Seven Hills.

The two-vehicle crash occurred around 7.15am and caused lengthy tailbacks following the smash.

Yesterday at 9.15am, an ambulance crew was dispatched to the Felixstowe-bound carriageway of the A14 near to the Orwell Crossing Stop following a single vehicle crash. However, the driver did not suffer injuries in the accident.

In Ipswich firefighters used specialist hydraulic cutting equipment to free two people from the wreckage of their cars after a crash at the weekend.

The two-car accident took place in Campion Road, in the Chantry estate, at around 1.30pm on Saturday .

The road was closed for nearly three hours.

The two injured drivers were removed from their vehicles, Rover and BMW cars, after firemen sliced off the roofs.

They were taken by ambulance to Ipswich Hospital where their injuries were described as non-life threatening.

On Saturday at 2.26pm, the fire service was called to Ipswich Road in Holbrook following a two-vehicle smash. No one was hurt.

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